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Land O'Lakes To Increase Capacity At Its Kiel, Wisconsin, Cheese Production Center

Area Development Online News Desk (05/01/2014)
Land O'Lakes, Inc. plans to increase capacity at its processing plant in Kiel, Wisconsin. The facility is known for its award-winning cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese production.

As part of a realignment in eastern Wisconsin, the company plans a multi-million dollar investment to increase capacity and expand receiving at its Kiel plant through improvements in plant infrastructure. Among the improvements at the Kiel facility will be new milk silos, new cheese vats, upgraded whey receiving and a new vat room.

"Wisconsin is a key growth area for Land O'Lakes, and decisions such as this will help us achieve our aggressive growth goals," said Chris Policinski, President/CEO of Land O'Lakes, Inc. "The investments at our Kiel plant will provide our members with increased opportunities to grow production in this critical region for our company."

The company said the announcement follows a long review to determine the best strategy to maximize growth opportunities and expand market access for the company's member owners and builds on the company's plans to drive smart, focused growth and strategy to drive overall performance through constant evaluation of all segments of the business.

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